• WordNet 3.6
    • adj entire constituting the full quantity or extent; complete "an entire town devastated by an earthquake","gave full attention","a total failure"
    • adj entire constituting the undiminished entirety; lacking nothing essential especially not damaged "a local motion keepeth bodies integral"- Bacon","was able to keep the collection entire during his lifetime","fought to keep the union intact"
    • adj entire (used of domestic animals) sexually competent "an entire horse"
    • adj entire (of leaves or petals) having a smooth edge; not broken up into teeth or lobes
    • n entire uncastrated adult male horse
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BALD CYPRESS DRAPED WITH SPANISH "MOSS." This tree is almost entirely hidden by this "moss," which is really a flowering plant of the Pineapple family. Range: In swamps and along rivers from Delaware to Florida, west to Texas, north to Missouri and southern Indiana. Photograph by G. Clyde Fisher BALD CYPRESS DRAPED WITH SPANISH "MOSS." This tree is almost entirely hidden by this "moss," which is really a...

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The 1912 Olympics was the last Olympics that gave out gold medals that were made entirely out of gold
    • Entire (Brewing) A name originally given to a kind of beer combining qualities of different kinds of beer. "Foker's Entire ."
    • Entire Complete in all parts; undivided; undiminished; whole; full and perfect; not deficient; as, the entire control of a business; entire confidence, ignorance. "That ye may be perfect and entire , wanting nothing.""With strength entire and free will armed.""One entire and perfect chrysolite."
    • Entire (Bot) Consisting of a single piece, as a corolla.
    • Entire Entirely. "Too long to print in entire ."
    • Entire (Bot) Having an evenly continuous edge, as a leaf which has no kind of teeth.
    • Entire Internal; interior.
    • Entire Not gelded; -- said of a horse.
    • Entire Without mixture or alloy of anything; unqualified; morally whole; pure; faithful. "Pure fear and entire cowardice.""No man had ever a heart more entire to the king."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In the entire state of Maryland, it is illegal to give or recieve oral sex.
    • entire Whole; unbroken; undiminished; perfect; not mutilated; complete; having all its normal substance, elements, or parts: as, not an article was left entire.
    • entire In botany, without toothing or division: applied to leaves, petals, etc.
    • entire in heraldry, reaching the sides of the shield and apparently made fast to them: said of a bearing, such as a cross.
    • entire Not castrated or spayed; uncut: as, an entire horse (that is, a stallion as distinguished from a gelding).
    • entire Full; complete; undivided; wholly unshared, undisputed, or unmixed: as, the general had the entire command of the army; to have one's entire confidence.
    • entire Essential; real; true.
    • entire Interior; internal.
    • n entire The total; the whole matter or thing; entirety.
    • n entire A kind of malt liquor known also as porter or Stout.
    • entire Entirely; wholly; unreservedly: as, your entire loving brother.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Lake Michigan is the only one of the Great Lakes located entirely within the United States.
    • adj Entire en-tīr′ whole: complete: unmingled: not castrated, specially of a horse
    • n Entire the whole: completeness: a stallion: porter or stout as delivered from the brewery
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  • Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    “What life half gives a man, posterity gives entirely.”
  • Michel Eyquem De Montaigne
    “There is not much less vexation in the government of a private family than in the managing of an entire state.”
  • Desiderius Erasmus
    “The entire world is my temple, and a very fine one too, if I'm not mistaken, and I'll never lack priests to serve it as long as there are men.”
  • Sigmund Freud
    “Being entirely honest with oneself is a good exercise.”
  • Jean De La Bruyere
    “One seeks to make the loved one entirely happy, or, if that cannot be, entirely wretched.”
  • Jane Austen
    “Happiness in marriage is entirely a matter of chance.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. entier, L. integer, untouched, undiminished, entire; pref. in-, negative + the root of tangere, to touch. See Tangent, and cf. Integer


In literature:

The sulphur does not separate itself entirely from the substances with which it forms the compounds H2SO4 and Pb SO4.
"The Automobile Storage Battery" by O. A. Witte
For this purpose the entire contents of the treasury, about $500, were contributed and clubs and individuals sent more than that amount.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume VI" by Various
Then, his face blanched with fear, he rose and traversed the entire park, questioning every occupant.
"Carmen Ariza" by Charles Francis Stocking
Weave entirely around again without any additions, turning five straws each time.
"Philippine Mats" by Hugo H. Miller
The new commonwealth was thus rendered contemptible, and made entirely dependent on France.
"The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte" by William Milligan Sloane
Now, I cannot help thinking it a pity that he does not live entirely by the sea.
"The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of Jane Austen" by Jane Austen
All of the troops were indifferently armed, some were entirely unarmed.
"History of Morgan's Cavalry" by Basil W. Duke
For the entire time we were together I don't think I dared do anything except what she commanded.
"The Campfire Girls on the Field of Honor" by Margaret Vandercook
The house within the last few years has been entirely rebuilt.
"Old and New London" by Walter Thornbury
To do this entirely and in each separate division is a colossal task.
"Landmarks of Scientific Socialism" by Friedrich Engels

In poetry:

O make thy reconciled face
Upon thy servant shine,
And save me for thy mercy's sake,
For I'm entirely thine.
"Psalm 31 part 1" by Isaac Watts
Here thou hast brought me—able now
To kiss thy garment's hem,
Entirely to thy will to bow,
And trust thee even for them
"The Disciple" by George MacDonald
All things are lawful unto me,
Yet many things unlawful be;
To some I perfect hatred bear,
Yet keep the law of love entire.
"The Believer's Riddle; or, the Mystery of Faith" by Ralph Erskine
My flesh was fashioned by thy power,
With all these limbs of mine;
And from my mother's painful hour,
I've been entirely thine.
"Psalm 71 part 1" by Isaac Watts
Or lose one glimpse of Heaven before the time
O most entire and perfect sacrifice,
Renewed in every pulse
That on the tedious Cross
"Tuesday Before Easter" by John Keble
I fly, I soar-and see below
The world entire— oceans, woods.
Like mountains they lift up their heads
To hear my lofty hymn to God.
"The Swan" by Gavrila Romanovich Derzhavin

In news:

It included Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr, manager Charlie Manuel, and the entire coaching staff.
He explains the 4 basic steps to socially engineering entire generations into thinking and behaving the way those in power want them to.
The entire experience was fantastic.
That's an entirely reasonable reaction to news that Ojai's Theatre 150 has chosen Jennifer Haley's Breadcrumbs as its summer show.
Entire state of Iowa promoted to the Cubs.
2012 PHS Football vs Bremen (entire Game broadcast).
When he wakes up, the entire city is empty.
Whereas Josephine Baker makes her reputation on the main stages in Paris – the Theatre de Champs Elysees, for example – Bricktop remains for this entire period a fixture of the Montmartre clubs.
BRISBANE , Australia—Hilton Brisbane recently celebrated its 25th anniversary, marking the occasion by unveiling a completed $37 million refurbishment across the entire hotel.
Brookside Hardware was quickly engulfed in flames Wednesday after a gas tank exploded and created a fireball that soon ignited the entire building.
The entire September Chefs of the Year issue is now available online.
Brussels sprouts have a bad reputation not entirely undeserved.
Death In Iraq Touches Entire Town.
Blake Griffin fakes out a entire NBA team and then brutally slam dunks the basketball.
There was a time when physicians could get board certified one time for their entire career.

In science:

Note that this entire construction depends on the value of x0 obtained by the particular experiment.
Application of Conditioning to the Gaussian-with-Boundary Problem in the Unified Approach to Confidence Intervals
B atoms is the same over the entire cation sublattice.
Electron states in a one-dimensional random binary alloy
The representation H2 1 is irreducible and may be identified with the Bargmann-Fock space of entire holomorphic functions on Cn which are square integrable relative to e−|z |2 .
Universality and scaling of zeros on symplectic manifolds
Following Macchi, we call a random point field regular if for any Borel B ⊂ E satisfying #B < ∞ (P-a.e.), the generating function Ez#B is entire.
Determinantal random point fields
We will show that one can reconstruct the entire conformal superalgebra from the hni products on the space of the quasi-primary vectors (section 4).
Algebraic structures on quasi-primary states in superconformal algebras